Curriculum for: 10-526-5
 Diag Med Sonography & Vascular

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, commonly called ultrasound,
is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency
sound waves to produce medical images of organs, tissues, or
blood flow inside the body.
The profession of diagnostic medical sonography includes
general sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular technology,
and various subspecialties. The profession requires critical
thinking and good judgment to provide appropriate health
care services. Sonographer/vascular technologists are
highly skilled professionals qualified by education to
provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under
the supervision of a physician. Although most sonographers
work in hospital based medical imaging departments
performing abdominal, pelvic and vascular examinations or
cardiology departments performing cardiac and vascular
examinations, sonographers are also employed in dedicated
vascular departments or obstetric departments, where
specialized ultrasound examinations are performed and many
sonographers work in outpatient clinics and mobile imaging

Total Credits in Program (available at BTC):70

835-103 - Student Success
Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their program. This is an institutional requirement for all students.

 Note: Semester schedules are displayed in the recommended order of completion. However, classes may be taken in any order, providing course and/or program pre-requisites and co-requisites are satisfied.

Required Courses (Before First Year)
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 526-130Intro Diagnostic Med Sonograph2
 526-132DMS Clinical 12
 526-146DMS Cross Sectional Anatomy2
 806-139Survey Of Physics3

First Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 526-131DMS General Procedures 14
 526-134DMS Clinical 22
 526-136DMS Physics I3
 806-175General Pathophysiology3
 806-177Gen Anatomy & Physiology4

First Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 526-133DMS General Procedures 24
 526-137DMS Clinical 32
 526-139DMS Physics 2 Instrumentation2
 801-195Written Communication3
 806-179Adv Anatomy & Physiology4

Required Summer Courses (Between Years)
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 526-135DMS General Procedures 33
 526-140DMS Clinical 41
 801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3

Second Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 526-138DMS General Procedures 44
 526-141DMS Vascular Procedures 14
 526-142DMS Clinical 52
 809-196Intro to Sociology3
Second Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 526-143DMS Vascular Procedures 23
 526-144DMS Clinical 62
 526-145DMS Registry Review2
 809-198Intro to Psychology3

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